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Old 03-02-2006, 12:20 PM   #21
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Vig, I'd like to point out a thing or two here.

DJ advertised the car per his description. You saw the car when you went to pay him and take posession. Didn't you inspect the condition of the car first?

Did you take it for a test-drive to see if the brakes worked and the OD locked up? You did have the option of backing out of the deal after a lookover and test drive.

A quick look at the car would have revealed the rust.
Testing the Stereo would have revealed it'* condition.
Driving would have shown the TC lockup issue.
Inspecting all the fluids before buying would have shown the brake problem.

It'* your responsibility as the buyer to insure you're getting what was advertised. I'm not being mean, and I feel for you being in your current situation, but unless I'm wrong about something, you had ample opportunity to see that your money was well-spent.
Willwren is right on with this, but you have to look for the good that came from all this, now you can part it out and help alot of BC members and who knows you could make back your money and maybe even more.

Learn from these mistakes and next time take your time and do a long inspection

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It'* your responsibility as the buyer to insure you're getting what was advertised. I'm not being mean, and I feel for you being in your current situation, but unless I'm wrong about something, you had ample opportunity to see that your money was well-spent.
i agree 125%
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From my personal experience. Having been burned once...I am much quicker to scrutinze and walk away disinterested. Sorry to see it.
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I've been there once too, when I was young. Made me tougher, but still hated having been there.

Hard lesson...
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It'* your responsibility as the buyer to insure you're getting what was advertised. I'm not being mean, and I feel for you being in your current situation, but unless I'm wrong about something, you had ample opportunity to see that your money was well-spent.
I'd also add that as a Buyer you have the right to back out of a sale, esp if the product is mis-represented.

Live and Learn...
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Old 03-02-2006, 02:55 PM   #26
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I do agree with the "caveat emptor" (buyer beware), but I still think some form of trader rating is a positive thing.
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Old 03-02-2006, 05:15 PM   #27
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Willwren - I know. I asked to not get replies like that in my other thread. Just makes me feel worse.

On the bright side, its not like I have a monthly payment on this POS or am in debt over it
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Guys guys guys.

A rating system would be nice, but it would never work. The only person that sells and trades on here REGULARLY is Boosty, and we all know he has a problem.

We are dealing with cars here, not golf clubs and $100 items. Most members won't even advertise ONE car on here, let alone several.

*Maybe disregard here...you want supercharged don't you?
VigCS...if your going to be interested in another bonneville next fall lemme know I will show you every little thing that is wrong...(If I am willing to show you the little things, you should have more faith in me) That is if you are willing to make a road trip to MI for it.
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Only if it'* supercharged Logan
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I can really feel for you. When bad things that happen with finances and the like, that always gets me down quite a bit. Working so hard for your money and just getting burned sucks.

I ended up blowing some money because I didn't check over the car good enough before I bought it either. If I had given the car a few WOT runs before buying I would have noticed the lack of boost and the broken tranny mount. If I had checked the brake fluid I would have saw the sludge and the potential problem there - nothing I can do about the harmonic balancer though...didn't rattle when I bought it.

So I ended up spending about another $1000 CDN fixing after the initial purchase, so my situation isn't nearly as bad, but again my own fault. I have lived and learned, and now that I've fixed all those things the car is just fine...
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